Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms
The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Trelai Park, Cardiff. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, concrete paths and grass. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.
The Trelai Park parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:
- Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
- Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
- Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
- Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
- Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
- When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
- Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
- Remember to warm up before the run.
- If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
- If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
- It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
- Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
- You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
- Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.
We hope these tips help to ensure that Trelai Park parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners compare results.
Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.For more information, please see our Support page.
Course DescriptionThe first few hundred metres is on grass to reach a pathway and a loop consisting of a tarmac road, concrete reinforced pathway, grass path and then returning to tarmac. After 3 loops return to the start on the grass section. The grass sections can get slippery in wet conditions.
Toilets are available adjacent to start.
Location of startThe event starts in Trelai Park.
Getting there by public transportFrom Cardiff General railway station walk under half a mile to Westage St to catch No 18 bus to Colin Way. Follow Colin Way into Trelai Park.
Getting there on footIt’s a 5k walk or run from Cardiff General railway station up Ninian Rd, Landsdown Rd & Cowbridge Rd East to Western Avenue taking a left turn at Colin Way to enter Trelai Park.
Getting there by roadIf using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is CF5 5XP.
IMPORTANT: Park at the sports facility, Cardiff West Community High School, Penally Road (CF5 5XP). Alternative road parking nearby must be respectful to residents. DO NOT use parking at Trelai Park.
From the east take A48 Western Avenue & Cowbridge Rd West. IGNORE signs for Trelai Park. Continue past fire station & Community Hub & turn left at traffic lights by the store. Continue along Amroth Rd, left at T junction into Bishopston Rd to Penally Rd.
From the west take M4 junction 33. Turn left onto A48 then right at traffic lights into Amroth Rd after about 1.5 miles. Turn left at T junction into Bishopston Rd to Penally Rd.